REALTOR® of the Year

REALTOR® of the Year recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities. Since 1956, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has been honoring the state REALTORS® of the Year during the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

See all the 2017 winners.

How Winners Are Chosen

Each state association uses their own criteria to choose the winners, but REALTOR® of the Year winners often are selected for possessing some or all of these qualities:

  • REALTOR® Spirit
  • Participation in civic activities, including service clubs, charity, fraternal or religious groups
  • Notable business accomplishments
  • State, local and/or national association activity, including attendance at national conventions, participation in leadership, or work with societies, institutes or councils

For AEs: Suggested selection criteria from NAR

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